Avoiding and Preventing FLSA Collective Actions and State Wage Class Actions
1 hour 30 minutes
Don’t let wage and hour class and collective actions become a costly issue for your company.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions represented one of the largest categories of class action filings. Wage and hour actions permeate virtually all industries resulting in huge jury verdicts and settlements. This topic will teach you how to avoid these disasters through effective preventive action, including attorney-client privileged audits of employee classification and off-the-clock work issues; how to identify and correct these problems before litigation; how to identify and address exempt to nonexempt conversions and back pay issues; and how to do the tough liability and damages analysis that can lead to cost-effective settlements with government or private plaintiffs when litigation is threatened. This topic is critical for employers looking to make sure their workplace is in order before getting into costly litigation.
• You will be able to define exempt vs. nonexempt employees.
• You will be able to identify the steps for analyzing whether an exemption to overtime applies.
• You will be able to discuss how to communicate changes in employee status.
• You will be able to recognize the areas that are most vulnerable to be attacked for wage and hour litigation.